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Just posted: Hands-on preview of the Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i

By dpreview staff on Mar 21, 2013 at 05:00 GMT
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We've just posted a hands-on preview of the Canon EOS 700D/Rebel T5i. Remarkably similar to its predecessor, the Canon 700D's new model number seems intended more to showcase the new 18-55mm STM lens than to highlight the new camera's few minor changes. Does the 700D remain a good choice for first-time SLR buyers? Click through to read our hands-on preview.

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Timbukto
By Timbukto (Mar 21, 2013)

Explanation is so simple. Very few asian companies would dare to use 4 because the word is similar to death. Panasonic and Olympus skipped the number 4. Canon felt Americanized enough to not skip it. But at the same time are keeping true to heritage and letting the 4 RIP in a very early retirement. Thus the best upgrade possible is that the new model no longer brings about bad luck and ill will!

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frank2001
By frank2001 (Mar 21, 2013)

How sad
I was a Canon guy from way back in film days
D30 was my first DSLR and I continued until the 60D
Then along came the Sony SLT's At first I was intrigued but not enough. Then came the SLT-A77 and I jumped ship.
I haven't regretted my switch however, I do keep looking to see what the former leader will come up with but sadly they seem to have lost the edge.

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justmeMN
By justmeMN (Mar 21, 2013)

Hmmm. I guess the 700D/Rebel T5i was designed to boost sales of the 100D/Rebel SL1.

3 upvotes
Henry M. Hertz
By Henry M. Hertz (Mar 21, 2013)

the worst is .. with the sensor stagantion at canon i don´t feel comfortable to buy more canon glass.

11 upvotes
Fooshnik
By Fooshnik (Apr 3, 2013)

I feel like at any point now it's not going to make any sense to do anything other than jump ship.

0 upvotes
Ross the Fidller
By Ross the Fidller (Mar 21, 2013)

I'm always glad to hear others whinge about Canon instead of bashing what I use.

What is it that the US models have to have their own (whacky) name for the models?

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David Naylor
By David Naylor (Mar 21, 2013)

Yeah, I never understood Canon's weird naming policy. We live in a global world and shop camera accessories from across the planet. Just choose a name and stick with it.

2 upvotes
Howard
By Howard (Mar 21, 2013)

Actually we don't care what YOU use and we're not bashing it.

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onlooker
By onlooker (Mar 21, 2013)

> What is it that the US models have to have their own (whacky) name for the models?

http://cweb.canon.jp/newsrelease/2013-03/pr-x7i.html

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Howard
By Howard (Mar 21, 2013)

New bottle, old wine. It's getting embarrassing now, reusing the same sensor from 2009 and calling it "new".

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massimogori
By massimogori (Mar 21, 2013)

Waiting for the right light is part of each photographer's experience: if this camera only had "pong" implemented in the rear display, I would have at least a reason to buy it.

Another missed opportunity, Canon.

2 upvotes
Joe Ogiba
By Joe Ogiba (Mar 21, 2013)

Wow, this has a 5 instead of a 4 ! Way to go Canon. Maybe by the time Sony puts 4K in their cameras Canon will finally have 1080p60 in theirs.

Comment edited 31 seconds after posting
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Henry M. Hertz
By Henry M. Hertz (Mar 21, 2013)

come on canon this is all you can do?

what a shame!!!

and what will be new in the 750D... more art filters?

the problem is noobs all over the world will still make it a success.

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Danothy
By Danothy (Mar 21, 2013)

Why is that a problem? Serious question.

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fatdeeman
By fatdeeman (Mar 21, 2013)

I'm actually somewhat interested in the new kit kens with internal focus. I've gone through countless copies of the 17-55mm and 15-85mm trying to find one that wasn't decentred, also the sigma 17-50mm. Always soft on one side somewhere in the focal range!

Then I tried my sisters 18-55mm is and for all it's short comings it was sharp edge to edge at 18mm and f/5.6! The biggest drawback to me was the rotating front element.

Now if this lens has the same sharpness I might invest in one, at least until I can complete my quest to find a high quality zoom with good centering.

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OvinceZ
By OvinceZ (Mar 21, 2013)

Nothing exciting from Canon since the 5DII.

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Sdaniella
By Sdaniella (Mar 21, 2013)

nothing exciting from any mfr since the 5DII

except from Canon's next gen 5DMkIII/1Dx/PowerShot G1X/C series...

sdyue

2 upvotes
Rachotilko
By Rachotilko (Mar 21, 2013)

It seems the Canon pays their shills well.

6 upvotes
Dave Luttmann
By Dave Luttmann (Mar 21, 2013)

Really? I'd say the Nikon D800 and D800e are a bit more exciting than the 5D2

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Vicentte
By Vicentte (Mar 21, 2013)

FROM Canon since the 5DII.

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Josh152
By Josh152 (Mar 21, 2013)

@ Dave Luttmann

Not to mention the D600 which is better than a 5DII in every way except maybe build quality and like 90% just as much camera as the 5DIII all for only $2000.

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chlamchowder
By chlamchowder (Mar 22, 2013)

But Nikon's problems is different: both the D600 and D800 suffer from quality control problems

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Josh152
By Josh152 (Mar 22, 2013)

@chlamchowder

A few hiccups are the price you pay for innovation and pushing the envelope of what is possible. Especially after having one of you major factories destroyed.

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Naveed Akhtar
By Naveed Akhtar (Mar 21, 2013)

@Canon .. Why not make a DSLR body with a slide-in sensor... after 4 years when you will upgrade the sensor .. I will put it in my 4 years old body and be happy with it ..

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Sdaniella
By Sdaniella (Mar 21, 2013)

unlikely Canon would ever make a Ricohnian-Flub

sdyue

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Shunda77
By Shunda77 (Mar 21, 2013)

Your sensor's so old that Noah was told to put two of them on the ark.

23 upvotes
3tagebart
By 3tagebart (Mar 21, 2013)

Love your too old jokes! You should make a list of them.

2 upvotes
Mssimo
By Mssimo (Mar 21, 2013)

Yo sensor is so old the first picture samples was a T-Rex. (the current day equivalent of a cat)

6 upvotes
tkbslc
By tkbslc (Mar 21, 2013)

Canon can rebut with "Your profits are thinner than your pancake zooms!"

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technotic
By technotic (Mar 21, 2013)

Don't worry, the 750D will be out next week.

2 upvotes
RXVGS
By RXVGS (Mar 21, 2013)

There's already a rumour that Canon will be announcing the new 750D tomorrow! Better hold off from buying a 700D until then.....

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Mssimo
By Mssimo (Mar 21, 2013)

Yes, but the 750D will have the same specs but the good news is the price drop on the 700D later today.

3 upvotes
Execution
By Execution (Mar 21, 2013)

You guys are hilarious :D Sadly, that's true, there are no reason to upgrade even t2i...

2 upvotes
Earthlight
By Earthlight (Mar 21, 2013)

Is this really still the same old 18mp sensor? What is this, some weird alternate reality where sensor development does not exist?

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mgrum
By mgrum (Mar 21, 2013)

No it's the standard reality of recoup the investment in your current sensor fab before building a new one / outsourcing your sensors.

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David Naylor
By David Naylor (Mar 21, 2013)

The 18 MP sensor must have paid for itself aaages ago. The 7D, 550D and 600D surely sold in droves?

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Sdaniella
By Sdaniella (Mar 21, 2013)

at least the PowerShot G1X image sensor was better than both 600D/650D and EOS M... not to mention better than the latest mft and NEX sensors

too bad about poor AF on PowerShot G1X, as well as EOS M.

with every other mfr so far behind, it only makes sense for Canon to coast even SLOWER than before.

sdyue

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ARTASHES
By ARTASHES (Mar 21, 2013)

Steve D Yue
G1X's sensor isn't better than anything you listed, and in fact todays Mft and nex series have better sensors than any Canon APS-C camera ever made

Comment edited 4 minutes after posting
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Ben Tomohiku
By Ben Tomohiku (Mar 21, 2013)

I believe that maybe Canon's been concentrating on development of that 46mp full frame sensor...

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peevee1
By peevee1 (Mar 21, 2013)

Steve D Yue, or rather whoever writes now under the name of the dead man, is the epitome of fanboyism, kind of like Canon's marike6. :)
4 years is a very long time in the area of microelectronics, let alone 5 years (the cameras are just announced, they will still sell them a year from now). Intel, AMD, Samsung, Apple, Qualcomm etc update their chips top to bottom every year.
But given that the 500 nm process Canon uses to produce their APS-C/FF sensors is 20+ years old, they might not see it this way. ;)

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Earthlight
By Earthlight (Mar 24, 2013)

So, do we know if there are any improvements to the sensor? Any at all?

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Boky
By Boky (Mar 21, 2013)

unbelievable... so glad I parted with canon 4 years ago. I am now 100% certain they will never produce an affordable camera that can focus reliably with > 1 lens…

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LKJ
By LKJ (Mar 21, 2013)

What's that got to do with this announcement?

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Naveed Akhtar
By Naveed Akhtar (Mar 21, 2013)

I never bought anything from Canon after 300D :))

4 upvotes
aired
By aired (Mar 21, 2013)

their R&D team is doing the EOS movie stuff... and to keep the public interest they need to add a few new tricks into a new model/name.

due to low R&D budget they may expect lower sales but can still make a profit that may not be lower than t4i or t3i.

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Abhijith Kannankavil
By Abhijith Kannankavil (Mar 21, 2013)

they had some problem with the 600D still selling?

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David Naylor
By David Naylor (Mar 21, 2013)

Can't believe that Canon are pulling this on us. This is the 7th camera using the same old 18 MP sensor first seen in the 550D & 7D. That's like 4 years ago.

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Illumina
By Illumina (Mar 21, 2013)

Yup.. Same old sensor and very minor improvement..

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Sdaniella
By Sdaniella (Mar 21, 2013)

not really.

PowerShot G1 X sensor is better than both 650D/600D/7D, as well as EOS M. [ditto, better than most mft and NEX sensors]

these new sensors may have improved to match the PowerShot G1 X (ideally if better), so they should AT LEAST already be better than 650D/600D/7D and EOS M if they match the PowerShot G1X.

sdyue

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RXVGS
By RXVGS (Mar 21, 2013)

Someone contact Guinness, this has to be a world record!

12 upvotes
JTuuti
By JTuuti (Mar 21, 2013)

Is this the same old 18mp sensor? I would hope to see a new sensor with 18mp that focuses on performance in lieu of megapixel race.

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David Naylor
By David Naylor (Mar 21, 2013)

If Canon had updated the 18 MP sensor in any real way, they would have let us know.

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Alizarine
By Alizarine (Mar 21, 2013)

So the 650D is THAT old...

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David Hurt
By David Hurt (Mar 21, 2013)

Boring

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IrishhAndy
By IrishhAndy (Mar 21, 2013)

The 600D is cheaper.

0 upvotes
Oery
By Oery (Mar 21, 2013)

passss.....
next please.

15 upvotes
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